Lottery Licensing


Lottery Licensing


L o t t e r y  S c h e m e s

The Province Will License

  • Bingo events with prize boards of $5,500.00
  • Super Jackpot games
  • Ticket raffle lotteries for total prizes over $50,000
  • Provincial break open ticket lotteries
  • Social Gaming Events (formerly called Monte Carlo Events)

The Municipality Will License

  • Bingo events with prize boards of $5,500 and under
  • Ticket raffle lotteries for total prizes of $50,000 and under
  • All break open ticket lotteries not licensed by the province

E l i g i b i l i t y

Who Can Get A License

To be eligible to receive a lottery license, organizations must demonstrate a charitable or religious mandate. The term "charitable" refers to organizations which provides programs for:

  • The relief of poverty
  • The advancement of religion
  • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community

R e s t r i c t i o n s

Mandatory Pre-Requisites

  • Organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year before being considered eligible for lottery  licenses
  • The organization must have a place of business in Ontario, demonstrate that is established to provide charitable services in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents

L i c e n s e s   F o r

Raffles and Bingos


The fee is 3% of the total prize value of the event (minimum fee of $5.00).

M o r e   I n f o

Questions About Licensing

If you have any questions regarding Lottery Licenses, you may contact the following:

Township of Perth South
3191 Road 122
St. Paus, Ontario, N0K 1V0
(519) 271-0619

The Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations, Entertainment Standards Branch
2nd Floor, 1099 Bay Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2B3
(416) 326-8700

S t a t u s  M a t t e r s

Organizations Not Eligible

  • Social clubs
  • Professional associations, union, employee groups
  • Elected representative groups including municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments
  • Government ministries, agents or bodies
  • Political lobby groups
  • Adult lobby groups
  • Private sports club (ie. golf/curling)
  • Adult sports teams

If one of the groups wish to raise funds to donate to charities, it must become recognized as a charitable organization with an established charitable mandate, either through incorporation or by constitution and by-laws, and apply for lottery licenses to be used for projects or donations that are consistent with its charitable mandate.

C r i t e r i a

An Organization's Primary Purpose Is Determined By

  • The mandate of the organization as set out in its incorporation documents or documents stating the organization's objectives
  • The objects of the organization as described in its application for license
  • The services which have actually been provided by the organization to the community

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